§ 23-17.9-3. Training and competency evaluation program for levels of nursing assistants.
Standards for training and/or competency evaluation programs for nursing assistants and exemptions for applicants from the requirements of training programs shall be consistent with federal statutory and regulatory requirements and shall be defined according to the rules and regulations promulgated by the department of health. The national standards pertaining to nursing assistants, nurse aides-home health aides, and the national home caring council or its succeeding agency, (model curriculum and teaching guide for the instruction of homemaker-home health aide) and any other appropriate standards shall serve as guidelines in the development of regulatory standards for other levels of nursing assistants as determined by the director. The department may require a fee as set forth in § 23-1-54 as an application fee for biennial training and competency evaluation program certification.
(P.L. 1987, ch. 564, § 1; P.L. 1988, ch. 653, § 2; P.L. 1990, ch. 381, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 435, § 2; P.L. 2001, ch. 77, art. 14, § 30; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 39, § 33; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 42.)